Talkin' Cloud http://talkincloud.com/rss.xml en IaaS Provider Faction Names President, COO http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/iaas-provider-faction-names-president-coo <div class="node-body article-body">Faction has named David Scholtz president and chief operating officer to help drive growth initiatives.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/iaas-provider-faction-names-president-coo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/iaas-provider-faction-names-president-coo#comments Cloud Services Tue, 26 Sep 2017 15:48:00 +0000 67611 at http://talkincloud.com Zero One: Global Digital Marketers Face Local Growing Pains http://talkincloud.com/digital-transformation/zero-one-global-digital-marketers-face-local-growing-pains <div class="node-body article-body">In the digital economy, global marketers need to be looking at local markets. But too many have an eye on the next shiny toy coming out of Silicon Valley.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/digital-transformation/zero-one-global-digital-marketers-face-local-growing-pains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/digital-transformation/zero-one-global-digital-marketers-face-local-growing-pains#comments Digital Transformation Tue, 26 Sep 2017 15:18:00 +0000 67601 at http://talkincloud.com Microsoft Uber-Bundles, Business Apps Ease 'Moving Everything to the Cloud' http://talkincloud.com/blog/microsoft-uber-bundles-business-apps-ease-moving-everything-cloud <div class="node-body blog-body">IT pros will quickly grasp the significance of the new Microsoft 365 uber-bundles, but it was with some surprise that I found myself preoccupied with something else entirely.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/blog/microsoft-uber-bundles-business-apps-ease-moving-everything-cloud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/blog/microsoft-uber-bundles-business-apps-ease-moving-everything-cloud#comments Industry Perspectives appriver cloud Microsoft Inspire SMB uber-bundle Talkin Cloud Blog Tue, 26 Sep 2017 10:03:00 +0000 67591 at http://talkincloud.com New Bill Aims to Incentivize Federal Agencies to Update Legacy IT Systems http://talkincloud.com/data-centers/new-bill-aims-incentivize-federal-agencies-update-legacy-it-systems <div class="node-body article-body">The Senate passed the Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act earlier this week as part of an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/data-centers/new-bill-aims-incentivize-federal-agencies-update-legacy-it-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/data-centers/new-bill-aims-incentivize-federal-agencies-update-legacy-it-systems#comments Data Centers Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:55:00 +0000 67581 at http://talkincloud.com <p>U.S. Representative Will Hurd (R-TX), who serves as Chairman of the House Information Technology Subcommittee.</p> Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Ignite 2017: Improving Security via the Microsoft’s Intelligent Security Graph http://talkincloud.com/security/ignite-2017-improving-security-microsoft-s-intelligent-security-graph <div class="field-byline"> Richard Hay </div> <div class="node-body article-body">We are here at Microsoft Ignite this week in Orlando, Florida along with almost 25,000 attendees to hear the latest from Microsoft on the productivity, cloud, machine learning, and AI fronts. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/security/ignite-2017-improving-security-microsoft-s-intelligent-security-graph" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/security/ignite-2017-improving-security-microsoft-s-intelligent-security-graph#comments Security Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:46:00 +0000 67571 at http://talkincloud.com Getty Images Ignite 2017: Microsoft Announces Two New Variations of Microsoft 365 http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/ignite-2017-microsoft-announces-two-new-variations-microsoft-365 <div class="field-byline"> Richard Hay </div> <div class="node-body article-body">We are here at Microsoft Ignite this week in Orlando, Florida along with almost 25,000 attendees to hear the latest from Microsoft on the productivity, cloud, machine learning, and AI fronts. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/ignite-2017-microsoft-announces-two-new-variations-microsoft-365" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/ignite-2017-microsoft-announces-two-new-variations-microsoft-365#comments Cloud Services Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:43:00 +0000 67561 at http://talkincloud.com Microsoft Veritas Announces New Product Releases, Deeper Azure Partnership http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/veritas-announces-new-product-releases-deeper-azure-partnership <div class="node-body article-body">Data protection and management provider Veritas announced several new product releases and a new partnership with Microsoft Azure this week at the Veritas Vision conference in Las Vegas.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/veritas-announces-new-product-releases-deeper-azure-partnership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/veritas-announces-new-product-releases-deeper-azure-partnership#comments Cloud Services Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:33:00 +0000 67551 at http://talkincloud.com Hewlett Packard Enterprise Is Said to Plan About 5,000 Job Cuts http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/hewlett-packard-enterprise-said-plan-about-5000-job-cuts <div class="node-body article-body">The cuts at the company, which has about 50,000 workers, are likely to affect workers in the U.S. and abroad</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/hewlett-packard-enterprise-said-plan-about-5000-job-cuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/hewlett-packard-enterprise-said-plan-about-5000-job-cuts#comments Cloud Services Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:30:00 +0000 67541 at http://talkincloud.com Equifax May Be Happy Paying $1 Per Customer for Their Hassle http://talkincloud.com/security/equifax-may-be-happy-paying-1-customer-their-hassle <div class="node-body article-body">Equifax Inc. could get away with paying a mere $1 per person after failing to protect almost half of America’s credit data.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/security/equifax-may-be-happy-paying-1-customer-their-hassle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/security/equifax-may-be-happy-paying-1-customer-their-hassle#comments Security Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:49:00 +0000 67531 at http://talkincloud.com Cloud Skill Shortage Costs Large Enterprises $258 Million Each Year: Report http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/cloud-skill-shortage-costs-large-enterprises-258-million-each-year-report <div class="node-body article-body">As cloud developments are rolled out at a faster pace, even big organizations are having a hard time keeping up, according to a new Rackspace survey.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/cloud-skill-shortage-costs-large-enterprises-258-million-each-year-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/cloud-skill-shortage-costs-large-enterprises-258-million-each-year-report#comments Cloud Services Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:41:00 +0000 67521 at http://talkincloud.com Zero One: Playing the AI Game http://talkincloud.com/digital-transformation/zero-one-playing-ai-game <div class="node-body article-body">The magic of AI is in the way developers express its “objective function,” says a machine learning scientist.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/digital-transformation/zero-one-playing-ai-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/digital-transformation/zero-one-playing-ai-game#comments Digital Transformation Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:03:00 +0000 67511 at http://talkincloud.com DigitalOcean Launches Drag-and-Drop Object Storage http://talkincloud.com/technology/digitalocean-launches-drag-and-drop-object-storage <div class="node-body article-body">In response to developer demand, DigitalOcean has released its latest product, called Spaces, for user-friendly object storage. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/technology/digitalocean-launches-drag-and-drop-object-storage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/technology/digitalocean-launches-drag-and-drop-object-storage#comments Technology Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:28:00 +0000 67501 at http://talkincloud.com Consumption vs. Acquisition: How to Drive Long Term Cloud Technology Success http://talkincloud.com/best-practices/consumption-vs-acquisition-how-drive-long-term-cloud-technology-success <div class="field-byline"> Tim Killenberg | N3 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When cloud technology service providers focus solely on acquiring new customers, they do little to support customers immediately after they attain them.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/best-practices/consumption-vs-acquisition-how-drive-long-term-cloud-technology-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/best-practices/consumption-vs-acquisition-how-drive-long-term-cloud-technology-success#comments Best Practices Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:15:00 +0000 67491 at http://talkincloud.com Vendor Finance Gets Complex for the Cloud, Customers http://talkincloud.com/financing/vendor-finance-gets-complex-cloud-customers <div class="node-body article-body">Vendor finance options are changing in the cloud era as customers demand more flexibility.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/financing/vendor-finance-gets-complex-cloud-customers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/financing/vendor-finance-gets-complex-cloud-customers#comments Financing Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:58:00 +0000 67481 at http://talkincloud.com Is HR a Channel Gold Mine? http://talkincloud.com/digital-transformation/hr-channel-gold-mine <div class="node-body article-body">When Jude Reser completed her master’s degree and entered the human resources workforce 23 years ago, it was a completely different world. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/digital-transformation/hr-channel-gold-mine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/digital-transformation/hr-channel-gold-mine#comments Digital Transformation Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:55:00 +0000 67471 at http://talkincloud.com Ellison Promises Cost Savings in Switch from AWS to Oracle Cloud http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/ellison-promises-cost-savings-switch-aws-oracle-cloud <div class="field-deck"> Ellison talks new pricing schemes, autonomous database at Redwood City event </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Oracle's Larry Ellison highlights new pricing options and self-driving database during event.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/ellison-promises-cost-savings-switch-aws-oracle-cloud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/ellison-promises-cost-savings-switch-aws-oracle-cloud#comments Cloud Services Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:35:00 +0000 67461 at http://talkincloud.com Kimberly White/Getty Images The One Offering to Guarantee a Place in the 'Business Outcomes' Conversation http://talkincloud.com/best-practices/one-offering-guarantee-place-business-outcomes-conversation <div class="node-body article-body">These days, you can’t go fifteen minutes in the channel without hearing someone talk about the need to solve for business outcomes. Just knowing about technology isn’t enough anymore. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/best-practices/one-offering-guarantee-place-business-outcomes-conversation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/best-practices/one-offering-guarantee-place-business-outcomes-conversation#comments Best Practices Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:56:00 +0000 67451 at http://talkincloud.com Equifax Is Said to Suffer a Hack Earlier Than Date Disclosed http://talkincloud.com/security/equifax-said-suffer-hack-earlier-date-disclosed <div class="node-body article-body">The company said the March breach was not related to the hack that exposed the personal and financial data on 143 million U.S. consumers.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/security/equifax-said-suffer-hack-earlier-date-disclosed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/security/equifax-said-suffer-hack-earlier-date-disclosed#comments Security Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:28:00 +0000 67441 at http://talkincloud.com IBM to Remove Cloud Migration Hurdles with New Data Transfer Device http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/ibm-remove-cloud-migration-hurdles-new-data-transfer-device <div class="node-body article-body">IBM Cloud Mass Data Migration is a shippable storage device, which offers 120 TB and uses AES 256-bit encryption.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/ibm-remove-cloud-migration-hurdles-new-data-transfer-device" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/ibm-remove-cloud-migration-hurdles-new-data-transfer-device#comments Cloud Services Mon, 18 Sep 2017 18:10:00 +0000 67431 at http://talkincloud.com Cisco's Chambers to Step Down From Board After 24 Years http://talkincloud.com/networking/ciscos-chambers-step-down-board-after-24-years <div class="node-body article-body">Chambers will not stand for re-election to the post of executive chairman in December, the company said Monday, ending more than two decades of leadership at the networking company.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/networking/ciscos-chambers-step-down-board-after-24-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/networking/ciscos-chambers-step-down-board-after-24-years#comments Networking Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:55:00 +0000 67421 at http://talkincloud.com <p>Cisco&#39;s John Chambers</p> Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Slack Gets Slice of SoftBank’s $100 Billion Tech Bounty http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/slack-gets-slice-softbank-s-100-billion-tech-bounty <div class="node-body article-body">The financing round values the startup at $5.1 billion, up from $3.8 billion the last time.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/slack-gets-slice-softbank-s-100-billion-tech-bounty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/slack-gets-slice-softbank-s-100-billion-tech-bounty#comments Cloud Services Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:26:00 +0000 67411 at http://talkincloud.com Zero One: Culture and Tech Go Hand-in-Hand http://talkincloud.com/technology/zero-one-culture-and-tech-go-hand-hand <div class="node-body article-body">What technology your company uses says a lot about what it’s like to work there. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/technology/zero-one-culture-and-tech-go-hand-hand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/technology/zero-one-culture-and-tech-go-hand-hand#comments Technology Fri, 15 Sep 2017 20:44:00 +0000 67401 at http://talkincloud.com Equifax Execs' 'Alarmingly Simple' Passwords for Sale on Dark Web http://talkincloud.com/security/equifax-execs-alarmingly-simple-passwords-sale-dark-web <div class="node-body article-body">Comodo's Global Threat Analysis Report found endpoint data for hundreds of Equifax users and employees for sale on the Dark Web, and says login credentials failed to comply with the most lax of security best practices. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/security/equifax-execs-alarmingly-simple-passwords-sale-dark-web" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/security/equifax-execs-alarmingly-simple-passwords-sale-dark-web#comments Security Fri, 15 Sep 2017 20:32:00 +0000 67391 at http://talkincloud.com Oracle’s Push Into Cloud Gathers More Momentum on Sales Growth http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/oracle-s-push-cloud-gathers-more-momentum-sales-growth <div class="node-body article-body">Cloud-based sales jumped 51 percent during the quarter ended Aug. 31, the company said Thursday in a statement.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/oracle-s-push-cloud-gathers-more-momentum-sales-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/oracle-s-push-cloud-gathers-more-momentum-sales-growth#comments Cloud Services Fri, 15 Sep 2017 13:49:00 +0000 67381 at http://talkincloud.com Microsoft Adds Cloud Security to Keep Out Hackers -- and Government Snoops http://talkincloud.com/security/microsoft-adds-cloud-security-keep-out-hackers-and-government-snoops <div class="node-body article-body">Called Azure confidential computing, the technology encrypts data while it is in use – which is when most security breaches occur.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/security/microsoft-adds-cloud-security-keep-out-hackers-and-government-snoops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/security/microsoft-adds-cloud-security-keep-out-hackers-and-government-snoops#comments Security Thu, 14 Sep 2017 16:06:00 +0000 67371 at http://talkincloud.com IBM's Rometty Sees AI Changing, Not Eliminating, Future Jobs http://talkincloud.com/big-data/ibms-rometty-sees-ai-changing-not-eliminating-future-jobs <div class="node-body article-body">Software and machines will take jobs away from very few actual humans, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty says.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/big-data/ibms-rometty-sees-ai-changing-not-eliminating-future-jobs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/big-data/ibms-rometty-sees-ai-changing-not-eliminating-future-jobs#comments Big Data Thu, 14 Sep 2017 13:47:00 +0000 67361 at http://talkincloud.com Final Day to Apply for 2017 Talkin' Cloud 100 http://talkincloud.com/research/final-day-apply-2017-talkin-cloud-100 <div class="node-body article-body">Get your application in by midnight today to be considered for 2017 Talkin' Cloud 100. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/research/final-day-apply-2017-talkin-cloud-100" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/research/final-day-apply-2017-talkin-cloud-100#comments Research Wed, 13 Sep 2017 15:15:00 +0000 67351 at http://talkincloud.com Cisco is Doubling Down on Partner-to-Partner Alliances http://talkincloud.com/vendor-relations/cisco-doubling-down-partner-partner-alliances <div class="node-body article-body">When it comes to selling to the line of business buyer, Cisco's Denny Trevett says the company wants to help resellers "go the last mile."</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/vendor-relations/cisco-doubling-down-partner-partner-alliances" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/vendor-relations/cisco-doubling-down-partner-partner-alliances#comments Vendor Relations Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:57:00 +0000 67341 at http://talkincloud.com The Software Industry is Changing: Time to Future-Proof Your Software Business Model http://talkincloud.com/best-practices/software-industry-changing-time-future-proof-your-software-business-model <div class="field-byline"> Eric Free | Flexera </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Software buyers are changing. Here's what you need to know to future-proof your business model. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/best-practices/software-industry-changing-time-future-proof-your-software-business-model" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/best-practices/software-industry-changing-time-future-proof-your-software-business-model#comments Best Practices Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:33:00 +0000 67331 at http://talkincloud.com Rawpixel/Thinkstock HPE CEO Meg Whitman Joins Dropbox Board of Directors http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/hpe-ceo-meg-whitman-joins-dropbox-board-directors <div class="node-body article-body">HPE CEO Meg Whitman has joined the board of directors at Dropbox, according to a blog post by Dropbox CEO Drew Houston.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/hpe-ceo-meg-whitman-joins-dropbox-board-directors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/hpe-ceo-meg-whitman-joins-dropbox-board-directors#comments Cloud Services Tue, 12 Sep 2017 17:42:00 +0000 67321 at http://talkincloud.com